Yellow fever vaccine

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Refrigerated Storage

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Sanofi Pasteur

Contact Sanofi Pasteur in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

21 October 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Live attenuated vaccine
Yellow fever encephalitis has been reported in 3 infants due to breast milk transmission of virus from the vaccine. All infants recovered
Administration to breastfeeding women should be avoided except where exposure to yellow fever viruses cannot be avoided or postponed
Yellow fever vaccination is contraindicated in infants aged up to 5 months, and should be used only when risk of exposure to yellow fever is very high in infants aged 6 to 8 months
16 September 2020